Traffic Rules and Regulations

Motor Vehicle Registration | Parking Permits - Students | Parking Permits - Employees | Medical Permits | Parking Assignments | Wayne Street Parking Garage | Traffic Regulations | Bicycles | Skateboard and In-Line Skates Regulations | Operating Policy For All Service and Maintenance Vehicles | Violations | Penalties | Appeals

The following regulations have been designed by the Traffic Committee to provide maximum use of the existing facilities as well as for the safe movement of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The committee—composed of representatives of the student body, faculty and administration— meets periodically and makes recommendations on parking rules and regulations and traffic safety issues. These regulations apply to the regular academic calendar year, September through August, but are subject to change as conditions warrant.

Motor Vehicle Registration

A.  All University faculty, staff and students and others who work on campus who operate or park a motor vehicle of any kind (car, truck, motor scooter or motorcycle) on campus (day or evening) must register their vehicle(s) with the Parking Services Office, Monday-Friday, 8 m.-5 p.m. Campus is defined as any property owned, leased or operated by SU.

B.  Vehicles parked on any campus property must display a valid permit within two business days after the start of the academic year.

C.  All vehicles must be registered in the name of the person who will be operating the vehicle on The state vehicle registration and one’s driver’s license are required at the time of registration.

D.  A fee based on parking assignment will be assessed to all individuals registering their vehicles. Vehicles registered for only the summer semester will be assessed a $20 fee.

E.  The motorcycle registration fee is not discounted unless purchased with a red, green, purple or orange permit. Motorcycles are not considered officially registered until the decal is affixed to the outside fork.

F. If the originally issued parking permit is lost or stolen, it must be reported immediately to the Parking Services Office prior to being able to purchase a replacement. The replacement fee is the same amount as the original fee.

G.  If there is any circumstance in which a registered vehicle is sold or replaced due to an accident, the driver must remove the permit (even if it is in pieces) and take it to the Parking Services Office along with a copy of the police report or the new vehicle registration card (temporary or permanent) within 10 days. Failure to do this will result in the need to purchase a replacement permit.

H.  Permits are valid from the date of registration through August 31.

I. The purchase of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space. Lack of space is no excuse for parking illegally. WRITTEN PERSONAL NOTES PLACED ON THE VEHICLE WILL NOT BE HONORED.

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Parking Permits - Students

A.  One valid permit will be issued per registrant; permits are not transferable. All permits must be purchased via GullNet and issued by Parking Services. Permits can’t be sold or given to other students.The responsibility for properly displaying the decal rests with the individual who was issued the permit. A permit is valid only when displayed properly. Decal-style permits must be affixed to the lower left corner (driver’s side of the windshield). Note: If your car is registered in New Jersey, the decal must be displayed on the driver side window. Motorcycle and motor scooter permits must be affixed to the outside fork.

B.  Students of Wor-Wic Community College and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) with proper parking permits from those institutions may park only in East Campus parking lots Monday-Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.

C.  Students who have a valid handicap placard and identification card must purchase a Main Campus Permit ($110) to park on main campus. Please bring the handicap placard and identification card to parking services located in Holloway Hall Room 219. All students displaying a handicap placard are also required to display a valid SU parking permit for the designated lot.

D.  If circumstances (i.e. repairs or an accident) require you to operate a different vehicle temporarily, you must obtain a temporary permit from the Parking Services Office. Display the temporary permit on the lower left side (driver’s side) of the vehicle’s dashboard so that it is visible through the windshield.

E. During the summer, students with a valid purple, orange or evening permit may also park in any parking space/lot designated for student parking on the main campus. Students registered for only the summer semester must purchase a summer parking permit.

F. Vehicles that are improperly parked because of a flat tire, dead battery, etc. must notify University Police immediately.

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Parking Permits - Employees

A.  The faculty/staff hang-tag permit is transferable and may be displayed on any vehicle being driven by the employee purchasing the permit. However, the permits may not be transferred to another employee or any student (or their vehicles). The responsibility for properly displaying the decal rests with the individual who was issued the permit. A permit is valid only when displayed properly.The permit must be hanging on the rear view mirror or affixed to the windshield behind the rear view mirror, and the permit number must be visible from outside the vehicle. Decal-style permits must be affixed to the lower left corner (driver’s side of the windshield). Motorcycle and motor scooter permits must be affixed to the outside fork.

B.   Failure to transfer a permit to another vehicle for temporary use requires obtaining a temporary permit for that day. A temporary parking permit is issued by the Parking Services Office. The temporary permit must be displayed on the left side (driver's side) of the vehicle's dashboard so that it is visible through the windshield.

C.  Spouses of faculty and staff who drive registered vehicles may park where faculty and staff park. Children of faculty and staff who are students at the University shall register their vehicles as students and park in student lots.

D.  Employees of Wor-Wic Community College and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) with proper parking permits from those institutions may park where faculty and staff park.

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Medical Permits

Individuals with a medical condition may obtain a special permit from the Parking Services Office allowing them to park in spaces reserved for the medical permit holders. Requests must be accompanied by a physician’s note stating the length of time (must be less than three weeks) the special permit will be needed. Anyone with an injury that requires a permit for three or more weeks must apply for a temporary handicap parking placard through the MVA.

For more information on medical permits.

Vistors

A. Bona fide visitors MUST display a visitor parking pass. (Note: You are not a visitor if you are currently a registered student or employee).

B. Visitor parking passes are available free of charge online at SU Parking Service's website or from the Parking Services Office.

C. Visitors may park in the lot designated for visitors in front of Holloway Hall or any legal space designated for red, green or orange permits.

D. Visitors are responsible for all parking violations on campus. Visitors ticketed for "Failure to Register Vehicle" must complete the back of the ticket and return it within 10 days. The first ticket for this violation may be mailed to Parking Services along with a copy of your driver’s license and vehicle registration. Visitors are responsible for payment or adjudication of any subsequent citations they receive while on campus.

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Parking Assignments

A.  Parking assignments will be as follows:

  1. Red permits - faculty, staff and other non-student workers on campus. Lot C, Lot F, Lot G and Lot H are for red permits only. Each of the other lots has designated areas for red permits. Fee: $90
  2. Main Campus (Green) permits - available on a first-come, first-served basis factoring in class standing and space availability for resident or commuting students with 30 or more credits, graduate students and members of the Institute for Retired Persons (IRP). These permits allow parking in Lot A, Lot B, Lot D, Lot E, Lot J, Lot L, Scarborough Student Leadership Center lot, the Parking Garage, East Campus lots and the designated area of the Asbury Church lot (Dogwood Drive). Fee: $110
  3. Parking Garage (Purple) permits - available on a first-come, first-served basis factoring in class standing and space availability for resident or commuting students with 30 or more credits. These permits allow parking in the Parking Garage and East Campus lots. Fee: $90
  4. East Campus (Orange) permits - freshman students (less than 30 credit hours) or anyone eligible to purchase a green or purple permit that prefers to park in the East Campus lots.These permits allow parking in the Avery Street lot, Wayne Street lot and the East Campus Complex lot. Fee: $75
  5. Evening Only (Blue) permits - students or employees that are only on campus in the evening
    (4:45 p.m.-7:45 a.m.). These permits allow parking in the East Campus lots, Parking Garage or on the main campus after 4:45 p.m. except the Maggs lot. Parking in the Maggs lot is from 4:45 p.m.- 6:30 a.m. Fee: $35
  6. Leadership Giving  - These permits allow parking in any legal space designated for red, green, orange and blue permits. They do NOT allow parking in spaces designated “reserved”.
  7. Motor Scooter - These permits allow parking in any legal space designated for motor scooters. Fee: $20
  8. Motorcycle - These permits allow parking in any legal space in lots designated for student or employee parking. Fee: $110 (Note: The registration fee is discounted when purchased with a red, green, purple or orange permit. Fee: $1)
  9. Summer permits - These permits are for students registered for only the summer semester. This permit allows parking in Lot A, Lot B, Lot D, Lot E, Lot J, Lot L, Scarborough Student Leadership Center lot, the designated area of the Asbury Church lot (daylight hours only), Avery Street lot, Wayne Street lot, Parking Garage and the East Campus Complex lot. Fee: $20

B.  In the gravel lots, parking spaces are indicated by cement bumpers. If a vehicle is not parked in front of a cement bumper, it is in a no-parking area.

C.  Spaces marked in each lot will be reserved for handicapped only. A special permit from the Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) or handicapped plates are required, as well as a valid SU parking permit for the designated lot.

D.  Between 4:45 p.m. and 7:45 a.m. any registered vehicle with a orange, purple or blue permit may park in all Main Campus lots except the Maggs lot. Parking in the Maggs lot is from 4:45 p.m. until 6:30 a.m.

E.  There will be unrestricted parking on weekends in all lots except signed and reserved parking spaces.

F.  These rules and regulations will apply to any new parking area that the University may acquire.

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Wayne Street Parking Garage

A.  The Wayne Street Parking Garage is available for staff, faculty, and students who have a current red, green, purple or motorcycle parking permit. Orange and blue permit holders may park in the garage between 4:45 p.m. and 7:45 a.m.The entrance to the garage is located on Wayne Street.

B.  Security camerasare installed in the garage, and security personnel are available to assistpatrons.

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Traffic Regulations

A.  All motor vehicles are subject to University regulations while on the campus.The University assumes no responsibilities for loss or damage to private property.

B.  Pedestrians in a designated crosswalk have the right-of-way at all times. (Transportation Article, 21-502 a2 of The Annotated Code of Maryland).

C.  The maximum speed limit on campus is 10 miles per hour. During the change of class and in areas of pedestrian traffic, vehicles must be driven slower.

D.  Vehicles will not be permitted to be driven on sidewalks with the exception of service/maintenance vehicles. All others must be approved by the University Police.

E.  Any area on the campus that has been closed off by the use of barricades or other traffic control devices shall not be entered by any vehicle.

F.  Motor scooters are NOT permitted on sidewalks; however, mopeds, bicycles, skateboards, in-line blades, golf carts and Cushman-type vehicles are permitted on sidewalks as a form of transportation. They must be operated in such a way as to not damage any University property or create a safety hazard to the operator or any other person. Note: Maryland Vehicle Law defines a moped as "a bicycle that: (1) is designed to be operated by human power with the assistance of a motor; (2) is equipped with pedals that mechanically drive the rear wheel or wheels; (3) has two or three wheels, of which one is more than 14 inches in diameter; and (4) has a motor with a rating of
1.5 brake horsepower or less and, if the motor is an internal combustion engine, a capacity of 50 cubic centimeters piston displacement or less. "A motor scooter is defined as" a non-pedal vehicle that: (1) has a seat for the operator; has two wheels, of which one is 10 inches or more in diameter; has a step-through chassis; has a motor with a rating of 2.7 brake horsepower or less; or if the motor is an internal combustion engine, with a capacity of 50 cubic centimeters piston displacement or less; and (5) is equipped with an automatic transmission."

G. Motor scooters, skateboards and roller blades are NOT permitted in the pedestrian tunnel.

H.  A person driving or otherwise in charge of a motor vehicle may not leave it unattended until the engine is stopped, the ignition locked, the key removed, and the brake effectively set. Fine: $70. (Transportation Article 21-1101. A of The Annotated Code of Maryland).

I.  No motor scooter shall be parked, stored or left in the following areas: in any lobby, hallway or room of any building; on any building access or egress; chained orotherwise locked or attached to any handrail, tree, bush, door, signpost, bike rack, telephone pole, lamppost, fence, or other object not maintained or designated for the purpose of securing motorized cycles.

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Bicycle Regulations

A. Bicyclists are subject to Maryland State traffic laws while riding on campus.

B. No bicycles will be permitted to park or drive on the grass or landscaped areas of the campus.

C. Bicycles can only be stored on a Salisbury University provided bicycle rack.

D. No bicycles shall be parked, stored or left in the following areas: in any lobby or hallway and chained or otherwise locked or attached to any handrail, tree, bush, door, signpost, telephone pole, lamppost, fence or other object not maintained or designed for the purpose of securing a bicycle. Bicycles that are not appropriately stored are subject to immediate removal at the owner’s expense.

E. Items such as bicycle, locks, chains, helmets, wheels, etc., left on racks for over 72 hours may also be considered abandoned and subject to impoundment.

F. Bicycles must be removed from campus at the end of the spring semester (move-out day).

G. The SU Police Department will collect all abandoned bicycles at the end of the spring semester; the week following move-out. Abandoned bicycles that remain unclaimed for one year and one day after the original date of impoundment will be disposed of or sold by the University.

Golf Carts

A. Golf carts are prohibited for all students. University offices and departments must seek prior approval.

 

Skateboard and In-Line Skates Regulations

The use of skateboards and skates is specifically barred from the pedestrian tunnel, picnic tables, insides of buildings, brick or cement walls, ramps, stairs, loading docks, etc. Stunts or tricks are prohibited. Violators of this policy will be identified by a University Police officer. First violation will result in a written warning and restitution for any damage. Second violation shall result in a fine, confiscation of skateboard/skates and restitution for any damage. If the violator is not in possession of proper ID, the skateboard/skates may be confiscated until the officer is assured of the rider’s identification.

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Operating Policy For All Service and Maintenance Vehicles

A.  Loading/unloading deliveries:

    1. All vehicles must use the access roads to the designated loading and unloading areas.
    2. No vehicle will be allowed to park on the access roads to the loading areas.
    3. Loading areas and docks will be kept clear at all times except while loading or unloading.

B.  No vehicles will be permitted to park or drive on the grass or landscaped areas of the campus.

C.  No vehicle should operate at a speed of over 10 miles per hour.

D.  Parking in no-parking or yellow curb areas is prohibited at all times.

E.  Parking is prohibited at all times in designated fire lanes (Title 8, Chapter 8.12 of the Salisbury Municipal Code).

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Violations

A.  Any permit fraudulently displayed or if a vehicle is observed with a counterfeit permit. Fine-$100.

B.  Failure to properly register a vehicle with the Parking Services Office by a student, faculty or staff member, or other worker on campus. Fine-$80.

C.  Handicap spaces are specifically reserved for vehicles with handicap license plates or special permits issued by the Motor Vehicle Administration. Fine-$100.

D.  Driving and parking is prohibited on grass plots, tree plots, loading zones, construction areas or any place that will mark the landscaping of the campus, create a safety hazard or interfere with the use of University facilities. Parking is prohibited on campus roads, including yellow curbs, and adjacent to islands in all parking lots unless such areas are designated for parking. Adesignated parking space will have at least one of the following: red or white lines, a bumper guard and/or a parking meter. Fine-$80.

E.  Parking in a lot or marked space in which you are not designated to park. Fine-$60.

F.  A vehicle must be parked in only one space, leaving clear access to adjacent spaces without blocking driving lanes or creating a hazard to other drivers. Parking in more than one space. Fine-$10.

G.  Parking meters are enforced 8 a.m.- 8 p.m., Monday-Friday.Vehicles are not to be parked in front of expired meters. Fine-$10.

H.  Operating motorized cycles is prohibited in the pedestrian tunnel and on sidewalks. Fine-$50.

Parking and driving privileges on campus may be revoked for any single violation.
THE INDIVIDUAL WHO REGISTERS A VEHICLE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL VIOLATIONS INVOLVING THE VEHICLE. IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT REGISTERED,THE OWNER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL VIOLATIONS INVOLVING THE VEHICLE.

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Penalties

Students/Employees: As a courtesy, Parking Services will send an e-mail notification to the individual who received the parking ticket. Parking fines are placed on the violator’s GullNet account. Fines may be paid online; in person at the Cashiers Office, Holloway Hall Room 219; or by mail to Salisbury University, Parking Services, P.O. Box 2195, Salisbury, MD 21802-2195.

B.  Non-Students/Visitors: As a courtesy, Parking Services will send a notification letter to the individual who received the parking ticket. Fines may be paid either in person at the Parking Services Office located in Holloway Hall Room 219 or by mail to SalisburyUniversity, Parking Services, P.O. Box 2195, Salisbury, MD 21802-2195. Fines not paid in the appropriate time may result in the State Motor Vehicle Administration with holding motor vehicle registration renewal and/or submission to the State’s Central Collection Unit. Fines not paid in the appropriate time may result in the State Motor Vehicle Administration’s withholding motor vehicle registration renewal and/or submission to the State's Central Collection Unit.

C.  Loss of privileges and removal of a vehicle from campus at the owner's expense may apply to the following violations:

  1. Failure to pay a fine within 10 calendar days from the date of the parking violation.
  2. Operation of any motor vehicle in a manner as to create noise or smoke, operation which is unsafe or operation of a vehicle in a reckless or unlawful manner.
  3. Parking any motor vehicle in a restricted area (adjacent to fire plugs, access ways for fire and rescue apparatus, reserved parking spaces).
  4. Failure to register a vehicle properly or falsification of information on vehicle registration form.
  5. Violating any of the restrictions on transferring hang-tag permits.

D. If your vehicle has been towed, contact ASAP Towing, 101 N. Fruitland Boulevard., Fruitland, MD 21826, at 410-742-7789.

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Appeals

If you wish to contest a parking ticket, all appeals will be heard in the District Court of Maryland. To appeal a ticket, fill out the bottom portion and return it to the Parking Services Office within 10 days of the date of the ticket. The District Court is located in the Multi-Service Center at 201 Baptist Street in Salisbury. The District Court of Maryland will notify you of a trial date.